Thursday, 24 March 2016

Avoid cracks between two die bores in your turret!

Over a period of time machines start to face wear and tear. However if proper care and precautions are taken then you will be able to extend the life of your machines.

We will look into various aspects in later blog posts. Here in this post let’s address the problem of cracks that develop between two die bores of turret. 

A crack between two die bores is a common problem. What needs to be given attention to is the fact that once the crack is developed there is no way to correct the problem as it will only increase on further use. Ultimately the entire turret has to be replaced.

The main causes of turret cracking between two die bores is over tightening of die locking screws. This can be taken care of by making your operator aware of why the cracks happen and how best you can avoid them.

The problem of cracks between two die bores can be completely avoided by:
·         Using a torque wrench to completely avoid over tightening
·         Using smaller size die locking screws for smaller dies.
·         Using a better grade of caste iron for the turrets. 

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

1997 – Small tablets large volume

In the year 1997, we introduced ‘A’ tooling. These toolings are much smaller in size having a body diameter of 12.7mm and can make up to 10mm tablets. The maximum permissible load of ‘A’ tooling is the same as ‘B’ tooling i.e. 6.5tons (65KN).

Since ‘A’ Tooling had smaller diameter we could accommodate more Punches and Dies into a single Turret. Hence we developed the 59 Station Press in the same year [1997].

One of the key advantage is that the 59 Station Press increases the volume of production. Though you can produce the tablets of the size 10mm and below with ‘B’ Punches, if ‘A’ Punches are considered then your production increases. This is because a regular Double Rotary Press can accommodate only 35 Stations of ‘B’ Tooling, whereas ‘A’ Tooling can go upto 59 Stations.

This also makes the 59 Station Tablet Press a very good alternative for Multi Tip tooling that run into higher expense and maintenance.